Windies U-19 recovered to beat Bangladesh U-19 after losing to Pakistan U-19 in New York Cricket Academy Nations Series. In game one Windies won the toss and decided to bat first in damp conditions. Openers Rafique Nazeer (26) and Randall (26) Wilson made the Pakistanis toil as they added 50 for the first wicket after nine overs. Windies took full advantage of any loose bowling with US National Youth batsman Amarnauth Persaud thumping three huge sixes on his way to 25. At the other end Travis Ross was not devoid of big hitting as he got to 22. Troy Mars (20) and Trison Carmichael (26) continued the lusty hitting to see their side to 165. For Pakistan Abrar, Waqas and Zayib Tariq had two wickets each
Pakistan opened with Abrar and US youth player Z. Tariq and they played in the same vein as Wilson and Nazeer. However their scoring rate was superior to that of the West Indians. Abrar fell one short of fifty as Pakistan lost two more wickets before getting home. Tariq finished on 53 as Pakistan were convincing winners.
In game two Windies elected to bat after winning the toss a second time. Randall Wilson lead the charges again at the top of the order, as he batted through to the depth scoring 56, cameos from Ross (22) Carmichael and Rocky Kowchai got their side to 165 for the second time on the day. Bowling for Bangladesh Rana, Sajeed and Ash had two wickets each.
Bangladesh were never in the hunt as Ross accounted for the first three dismissal. Left arm orthodox Brandon Heeralal picked up two more to keep their opponents in check. Sajeed’s PSAL heroics were much needed on the day but the task was even too daunting for him. Off spinner Mario finished off the tail bagging three wickets as Bangladesh closed on 123. Windies will hope that Bangladesh can surprise the Pakistani when they meet, to keep the tournament interesting.